The Symptoms of Depression in Men

The Symptoms of Depression in Men

While depression has been found to be more common among women – likely due to certain biological, hormonal and social factors unique to females – men can certainly be depressed, too. In fact, roughly 20 to 25 percent of men dealing with depression will suffer from a drinking problem – and that number triples if...

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Study: Health Benefits of Bromances

Study: Health Benefits of Bromances

Male friendships, often mocked as “bromances” in movies, may have similar health effects as romantic relationships, especially when it comes to stress management, according to a new rat study. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, confirmed what past human studies have found: Social interactions increase the level of the hormone...

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The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Based upon the idea that behaviors can be learned and unlearned, cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of psychotherapy used to change addictive patterns of thinking. While it’s most widely known for its use in the treatment of cocaine abuse, it has also been used to treat alcohol abuse and other forms of...

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Making Running Part of Your Healthy Recovery

Making Running Part of Your Healthy Recovery

Running is a great recovery activity to get a “natural high” as the body releases endorphins and adrenaline. Plus, it can help counteract the trauma that your body has endured during years of substance abuse – healing and restoring your physical and mental health. What’s more, running delivers a staggering number of health benefits, including...

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16 Signs of Burnout

16 Signs of Burnout

The American Psychological Association’s David Ballard, PsyD describes job burnout as “an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.” Burnout can have serious emotional and physical health consequences, including an increased risk of substance use disorder. In fact, more...

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Study: Smoking Pot Hurts Your Heart

Study: Smoking Pot Hurts Your Heart

  Smoking pot can do damage to your heart, according to a recent study from the American College of Cardiology. Researchers examined medical records of known pot smokers and found a significant increase in the risk for the following heart conditions: Stroke Heart failure Coronary artery disease Sudden cardiac death They also found that these patients...

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Learning to Be Grateful in Recovery

Learning to Be Grateful in Recovery

At 10 Acre Ranch, we’ve seen firsthand how having an attitude of gratitude can help make recovery easier and relapse less likely. Learning to be grateful for the gifts you have been given can help increase your self-esteem, boost your outlook and remind you why you are working so hard for a sober life. Indeed,...

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The Warning Signs of Relapse

The Warning Signs of Relapse

At 10 Acre Ranch, we know that recovery is far from a straight path – with lots of ups and downs and successes and disappointments. This is why throughout every phase of our rehab, we give our male clients the tools to understand and prevent a return to drug or alcohol abuse. The first step:...

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The Role of Empathy in Your Recovery

The Role of Empathy in Your Recovery

Do you often find yourself struggling to relate to and connect emotionally with others? If so, you’re not alone. A slew of research links a lack of empathy to addiction. Active addiction makes it hard to see beyond your own needs or beyond the next “fix.” Those struggling with substance use disorder often lack the capacity...

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4 Tips for Setting Your Greatest Goals

4 Tips for Setting Your Greatest Goals

At 10 Acre Ranch, our self-realization therapy helps residents love themselves again and embrace their gifts, talents and skills. And an important part of this is learning to develop meaningful and purposeful life goals. After all, you only have one life and you deserve to plan for the best possible one. Here are some smart...

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